Our guest in this episode is simply one of our favorite human beings, but he's also an outstanding player for New Mexico United in the USL Championship's Western Conference.We speak to David Estrada about his life growing up in Salinas, California, his journey to play collegiate soccer at UCLA, his pro career which began in the MLS with the Seattle Sounders and finds him now on his current assignment in New Mexico.We also learn about experiences that shaped his strong sense of service and community, and talk about the things he's doing currently in Albuquerque to affect positive change.The internet wasn't terribly kind to us in the recording of this episode, so please excuse the sound quality on this one. That said, it didn't in any way dampen the inspiration we felt after speaking with David Estrada during the recording of this episode. We hope you enjoy.
8. Times When You Have to Take the Right Risk – David Estrada, Chief Legal Officer, Nuro
SAE Tomorrow Today
David Estrada, Chief Legal Officer at Nuro, joins host Grayson Brulte to discuss the leading factors of the mobility revolution. David kicks off by sharing the familial inspiration that shaped his well-rounded perspective.The two dive right in to how mobility has changed over the past two years and the role that tech companies’ heavy investment in self-driving cars will shape the future. David then shares his perspective on how an elected official’s first impression of riding in an AV compared to his own. Grayson and David dig into how the vision of Larry Page at Google pushed investment and development into AV.David then shares insights on driving behaviors and what kinds of trips can be replaced by AVs. The two look at what’s next for Nuro’s AV delivery services, why Houston as the ideal test market for AV delivery services, the benefits of Nuro’s vehicles and the greatest challenges for scaling services.The AV conversation shifts to why SAE Level 2 automated systems will eventually become commonplace in future vehicles. And finally, “Tomorrow Man” offers his insights on flying cars and the challenges that urban air/eVTOL must overcome to increase widespread adoption and development in major cities worldwide. Learn more about Nuro at https://nuro.ai/. Subscribe to SAE Tomorrow Today or visit www.sae.org/podcasts to stay up to date on all the latest information from SAE. Follow SAE on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Learn more about SAE’s events by visiting: www.sae.org/attend.
Sounder at Heart podcast: Remembering St. Hat-trick's Day with David Estrada
Sounder at Heart: for Seattle Sounders and Reign FC fans
Former Sounders forward David Estrada spends some time talking about his path to professional soccer, his time with the Sounders and what he's been doing since. He also walks us through that magical night on March 17, 2012 when he opened the season with a hat trick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This month, NHTSA approved the first-ever exemption of a fully autonomous vehicle from three specific federal motor vehicle safety standards that were clearly unnecessary for a driverless vehicle carrying goods (windshields, mirrors, and rear-facing cameras). David Estrada, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Nuro, to talk about how the company navigated the exemption process, the future of driverless deliveries, and a discussion of how to modernize the regulatory framework to enable newer and safer vehicle form factors.Learn more about Nuro here: https://nuro.ai/And, as always, you can also keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @ MobilityPodcast, @ AVGregR, @ SharedMobilityS, @ SmarterTranspo.
Nuro’s David Estrada on an AV milestone (Episode 31)
Shift: A podcast about mobility
David Estrada, Nuro’s chief legal and policy officer, talks about the company’s exemption from NHTSA to allow AVs on the road, what that means for the company and why delivery vehicles are good for testing.
David Estrada has been on the cutting edge of new mobility tech regulation for years, handling legal and government affairs duties at companies like the Google Chauffeur project, Lyft, Bird and now the autonomous delivery company Nuro. Estrada joins the show this week to discuss his history in the space, where autonomous drive regulation is headed and his latest achievement: an FMVSS waiver for Nuro's R2 delivery bot.
I interview David Estrada as part of my series of interviews with candidates for San Dimas City Council and Mayor. David has been a proud labor leader his entire professional career and a strong advocate for mental health issues. David expresses his concerns about California's state government limiting local control and his hope that San Dimas can collaborate with our neighbors to stand up to Sacramento. He also shares his views on local issues like public safety, revitalizing business in town, and the upcoming sales tax on the ballot. Visit IsabelinSanDimas.com for show notes and to share your thoughts on this episode.